Ovarian Cycle

Ovarian Cycle

1st Edition - March 13, 2018

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  • Editor: Gerald Litwack
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128143599
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128143605

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Ovarian Cycle, Volume 107, the latest in the Vitamins and Hormones series first published in 1943, and the longest-running serial published by Academic Press, covers the latest updates on hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms. This latest release includes an overview of the ovarian cycle, a section on ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, information on androgens and ovarian follicular maturation, information on peptide inhibitors of human thymidylate synthase to inhibit ovarian cancer cell growth, sections on nodal and luteolysis, neurokinins, dynorphin and pulsatile Lh secretion, Lh receptor expression by Mir12, and gonadotrophin-surge attenuating factor, melatonin and Bmp-6 regulation, amongst other topics.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the newest aspects of hormone action in connection with diseases
  • Lays the groundwork for the focus of new chemotherapeutic targets
  • Reviews emerging areas in hormone action, cellular regulators and signaling pathways


Intense basic science to the molecular and physiological aspects of a particular disease state. Basic scientists and clinicians interested in the focus of a given volume

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview of Ovarian Cycle
    Joanne S. Richards
    2. Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
    Zeev Blumenfeld
    3. Androgens and Ovarian Follicular Maturation
    Mei-Jou Chen
    4. Peptide Inhibitors of Human Thymidylate Synthase to Inhibit Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth
    Mariapaola Costi
    5. Nodal and Luteolysis
    Antonio Galvao
    6. Neurokinins, Dynorphin And Pulsatile Lh Secretion
    Robert Goodman
    7. Lh Receptor Expression by Mir12
    Jairam Menon
    8. Gonadotrophin-Surge Attenuating Factor
    Ioannis E. Messinis
    9. Melatonin and Bmp-6 Regulation
    Fumio Otsuka
    10. Steroidogenic Versus Metabolic Programming of Ovarian Dysfunctions
    Vasantha Padmanabhan
    11. Gaba-A Receptors and Neurosteroids
    Samba Reddy
    12. (Title Forthcoming)
    Joanne S. Richards
    13. Circadian Clock and the Ovary
    Michael T. Sellix
    14. Bmp-15 Oocyte Factor
    Shunichi Shimasaki
    15. Analysis of Ovarian Tumor Peptidome
    Richard (Dick) D. Smith
    16. Gata And Steroidogenesis and Ovarian Function
    Carlos Stocco
    17. Ovarian Cycle Influences Cognitive Function and Emotion
    Inger Sundstrom Poromaa
    18. Gnrh in the Human Female Reproductive Axis
    Roberto Maggi
    19. Involvement of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (Bmp) in the Regulation of Ovarian Function
    Sheena Regan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 552
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: March 13, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128143599
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128143605

About the Editor

Gerald Litwack

Gerald Litwack
Dr. Gerald Litwack obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry and remained there for a brief time as a Lecturer on Enzymes. Then he entered the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He next moved to Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and later as Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. After four years he moved to the Temple University School of Medicine as Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, soon after, becoming the Laura H. Carnell Professor. Subsequently he was appointed chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Vice Dean for Research and Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Director of the Institute for Apoptosis. Following the move of his family, he became a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and then became the Founding Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, becoming Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center as his final position. During his career he was a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London and the Wistar Institute. He was appointed Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, authored three textbooks and edited more than sixty-five books. Currently he lives with his family and continues his authorship and editorial work in Los Angeles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, USA; Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California, USA

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